Residents will shortly get a chance to shop in the first ‘smart’ market of the city. The market is coming up on 1-km long stretch falling under Southern Bypass bridge alongside Sidhwan Canal till Pakhowal Road railway crossing.
The firm, hired by the municipal corporation, has already started the construction work. The officials claimed that in the next few months, the work will be completed and they will be able to start the market for the public.
Around 100 shops are to be constructed in this market equipped with CCTV cameras, ultra-modern washrooms, security guards and entry and exit gates. Prices of items will be displayed outside shops. People will get every type of item including fruits, vegetables, grocery, cosmetic, medicines and other daily necessary items. However, liquor shop won’t be allowed to open in the market.
An official said the company will construct these shops for the department and will also bring shopkeepers to the market. He said in return, the MC will get licence fee and other charges from the company. He also claimed that market will be one-of-its-kind and will be first in the state.
MC Secretary J S Sekhon said “They have hired ADVISION for this task and it has already started the construction work. He claimed that people would like this concept as there was no such place where they could get items of daily needs at one place.”